The 2016 Brazilian Festival of Pompano features excellent artists of various styles. The Pompano Beach Brazilian Fest, the biggest Brazilian festival in South Florida, will be held on Saturday, October 22nd. Once again, Festival organizers, along with the city of Pompano Beach, have put together an array of musical entertainment to appeal to every taste.
The 5th Annual Brazilian Festival of Pompano Beach (Brazilian Fest) is pleased to confirm that Cidade Negra, Latin Grammy award nominee and one of the all-time best reggae bands in Brazil, will close the festival with their Jamaican rhythms. Toni Garrido, the band’s leader is currently appearing in a prime-time novella on Globo TV. The band is also set to release a new DVD soon. Also in the line-up is the Brazilian pop singer sensation Thathi, from Salvador, Bahia. Her show, entitled “Cassia Eller by Thathi” will be a tribute to this artist who is known for her deep voice, strong personality and eclectic musical style. The band Cravo e Canela will pay tribute to the musical style and culture of the northeastern part of Brazil. This band, founded in Broward County, is the only South Florida band that plays traditional Forró music. The band Macaxeira, founded in 1999 and led by Victor Souza will perform a wide variety of music in English and Portuguese. Their repertoire includes covers from Brazilian and American performers infused with the rhythms of Samba. Macaxeira has recently won the International Brazilian Press Award for the best Brazilian band in the United States. The 2016 festival will also feature the Samba troupe Sambalá. This troupe of 120 drummers, percussionists, and samba dancers will sweep though the festival grounds giving festival-goers a real taste of Carnival. These performers from California will surely get all 15,000 attendees in a Brazilian state of mind.
In keeping with their annual message of protecting the environment, the 2016 theme for the main ECO STAGE will be “The Flora and Fauna of Brazil." The main stage façade will be covered with giant flowers that represent love, hope, unity and strength. The scene will be enhanced by the use of vibrant colors and the flowers made from recycled paper giving the impression of a beautiful three-dimensional space.
The 5th Annual Brazilian Festival of Pompano Beach will also feature more than 100 exhibitors, a fun park for children, 2 stages, and a wide variety of Brazilian and international food offered by 30 food vendors.